2 Predicate NotesThe complete predicate includes all the words in the predicate of a sentence.The simple predicate is the main word or word group in the complete predicate.Example:The young Charles Dickens wrote many articles.The complete predicate – wrote many articles.The simple predicate – wrote
3 Compound PredicateConsists of two or more simple predicates, or verbs, that have the same subject.Many students read and enjoy novels.They may be connected by a correlative or coordinating conjunction
4 Transitive/Intransitive Review Both have action verbstransitive verb – followed by DOintransitive verb – not followed by DO
5 Predicate Nominative/Adjective A linking verb connects the subject of a sentence with a noun or an adjective in the predicate. PN or PAA predicate noun (nominative) is a noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb.It renames or identifies the subject.Junana Ortiz was the director.A predicate adjective is an adjective that follows a linking verb.Ms. Ortiz is imaginative.It describes, or modifies, the subject.
6 Common Linking Verbs:Is, am, are, was, were, being, been, become, seemappearlooktastefeelsmellsoundgrowturnThese are linking verbs not action verbs depending on how they are being used in the sentence
7 Examples: Action Verb: Linking Verb: The director sounded the alarm. The director sounded angry.The first sentence there is a DO because it is an action verb that answers the question what and it is a noun.The second sentence is a PA because answers how the director sounded not what he did.
8 Problems: Some sharks are dangerous. Most sharks have slits on the sides of their heads.The skeleton of a shark is cartilage.Cartilage feels softer than bone.Hard, tiny scales cover sharkskin.Long ago, people used dried sharkskin for sandpaper.Shark teeth look pointy and sharp.They cut and rip meat.Sharks sense movement.Many sharks are fierce hunters.
9 Some sharks are dangerous. PA Most sharks have slits on the sides of their heads. PNThe skeleton of a shark is cartilage. PNCartilage feels softer than bone. PAHard, tiny scales cover sharkskin.Long ago, people used dried sharkskin for sandpaper.Shark teeth look pointy and sharp. PAThey cut and rip meat.Sharks sense movement. PNMany sharks are fierce hunters. PN
11 Practice Mr. LaChance is a politician in Denver. Mother is very happy with the new computer.The cute dog is a female poodle.Dad found the ball on the roof.Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States.
12 Practice Most caterpillars become butterflies. She will be a speaker at the rally.You fix the car, and I’ll drive to town.Roberta is a Democrat; I’m a Republican.It was cold and rainy during the vacation.